Malintzin: The Colonization Of Mexico

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Mexico similar to most new world countries was founded and colonized by one of the many European powers, in this case Spain. It all started with Hernán Cortés, the conquistador who brought Mexico to its knees. As in other colonized countries the Native population suffered greatly due to the changes brought on by Spain, a perfect example can be seen in the history of Mexico or lack thereof. Malintzin was a slave sold to Cortés who would become the secret weapon that helped him conquer Mexico and she would become the mother of the first Mexican yet record of her life barely exists. Malintzin was the first forgotten indigenous woman of Mexico but certainly not the last. In recent grassroot indigenous movements in Mexico indigenous women are fighting

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